sedationAre you afraid of sitting in the dental chair? Unfortunately, a surprising number of people are too afraid to receive the dental assistance they need. They are simply unable to deal with the fear responses they feel when confronted with dental work. Such fear responses can lower the quality of their lives because of poor oral health. Thankfully, there is a method of treatment that works for people who have dental phobias. It is called sedation dentistry. Your Waco dentist, Dr. Corbet Locke, discusses sedation dentistry and its benefits.

How Sedation Dentistry Works

Using oral sedation allows patients to relax for the duration of their dental treatment. Oral sedation involves taking a single pill one hour before the scheduled appointment. This medication relaxes patients, who often report having little or no memory of the dental appointment. Oral sedation has been proven to be both safe and effective, and your Waco dentist, Dr. Locke is a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. His training and experience make him an ideal choice for your sedation dentistry needs.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

The greatest benefit of sedation dentistry is that it relaxes patients and allows them to get the dental care they need. The fear that grips people with dental phobias is very intense, and in many cases, even if a person is aware of a severe need for dental treatment, he or she will avoid the dental chair out of fear. Sedation dentistry can also help relax patients who have severe gag reflexes or unpleasant memories associated with injections. Sedation dentistry will keep them calm during the duration of the appointment for a much better experience.

Schedule a Visit with Your Waco Dentist

Do you have a dental phobia that inhibits you from receiving the necessary treatment? Sedation dentistry can help you relax and receive dental care. Schedule an appointment or a consultation with your Waco dentist, Dr. Locke, today by calling 254-776-4888. Our 76172 dental office serves patients from Waco, Woodway, McGregor, Hewitt, and surrounding communities.